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Man's Suit Europe, circa 1800 Costumes; ensembles Silk cut and voided velvet on plain-weave foundation with supplementary weft-float pattern...

Man's Suit Europe, circa 1800 Costumes; ensembles Silk cut and voided velvet on plain-weave foundation with supplementary weft-float pattern...

French embroidery sample for a man’s suit dated 1800–1815. Silk embroidery on silk velvet on display as part of the exhibition Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 at the MET.  (Kati Vereshaka/Epoch Times)

French embroidery sample for a man’s suit dated 1800–1815. Silk embroidery on silk velvet on display as part of the exhibition Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 at the MET. (Kati Vereshaka/Epoch Times)

Detail front, waistcoat, c. 1770. Ivory silk faille having allover polychrome embroidered flowers and vines, embroidered buttons, shaped pocket flaps and hems trimmed with silk covered sequins, brown linen back with waist adjustment and linen lining.

Detail front, waistcoat, c. 1770. Ivory silk faille having allover polychrome embroidered flowers and vines, embroidered buttons, shaped pocket flaps and hems trimmed with silk covered sequins, brown linen back with waist adjustment and linen lining.

kimmariesembroidery: “  French Embroidery – 1780-1800. A great example of how using multiple colours can really make a difference. ”

kimmariesembroidery: “ French Embroidery – 1780-1800. A great example of how using multiple colours can really make a difference. ”

Detail embroidery, vest, 1790. Cream silk with multicoloured embroidery. Double breasted embroidered in chain stitched flower border and all-over sprig. Slit pockets worked with embroidered flowers.

Detail embroidery, vest, 1790. Cream silk with multicoloured embroidery. Double breasted embroidered in chain stitched flower border and all-over sprig. Slit pockets worked with embroidered flowers.

Embroidered Elegance: The Parsi Gara via the Jaypore blog. This blog post on Parsi embroidery exemplifies the multi-cultural heritage of India.

Embroidered Elegance: The Parsi Gara via the Jaypore blog. This blog post on Parsi embroidery exemplifies the multi-cultural heritage of India.

Jean-François Bony, embroidery sample for a dress hem, linen batiste, silk embroidery, with silk satin appliqués and silk tulle inserts, 1804-1815

Jean-François Bony, embroidery sample for a dress hem, linen batiste, silk embroidery, with silk satin appliqués and silk tulle inserts, 1804-1815

Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1790 | Objects | Collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1790 | Objects | Collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Detail embroidery, waistcoat, c. 1790. Cream silk faille brightly embroidered with floral garlands, brown silk sprigged ground, the linen back with two draw-string bands to tighten at waist.

Detail embroidery, waistcoat, c. 1790. Cream silk faille brightly embroidered with floral garlands, brown silk sprigged ground, the linen back with two draw-string bands to tighten at waist.

Waistcoat embroidery detail (French?), last quarter 18th century

Waistcoat embroidery detail (French?), last quarter 18th century

Detail embroidery, waistcoat, c. 1790-1800. Cream eau de nil silk embroidered in floss silks in shades of mauve, green and pink, dandelion clock sprigs, line back panels

Detail embroidery, waistcoat, c. 1790-1800. Cream eau de nil silk embroidered in floss silks in shades of mauve, green and pink, dandelion clock sprigs, line back panels